Dec 19, 2012 2:00pm PST
the tragedigy at sandy hook. several senator and mayors have said they are at least open to reconsidering their positions. whether the promise stands the test of time, though, is yet to be seen, and one man who might be able to help us answer that question is representative jack kingston. congressman welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you governor, and it's great to be here but certainly a sad occasion but i appreciate the opportunity. >> jennifer: likewise i really appreciate your willing to come and share your ideas. you are somebody who the nra has given an a rating to. and what specific solutions are you able to put on the table to prevent this from happening again. >> what i have said is that pro-gun people should not be afraid to have this discussion and put all of the facts on the table and see what could be done to prevent it. how do we keep guns out of the hands of mentally unbalanced people appears to be a huge challenge in our society because it gets in to privacy and freedom issues, and so forth, but putting this on the table, talking about the ment
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
said "it is apparent that the sandy hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. as a firm, we are investors not statesmen or policymakers. our role is to make investments on behalf of our clients who are comprised of the pension plans of firemen teachers, policemen and other municipal workers and unions and endowments and other institutions and individuals." it seems like money talks afterall. at least in the world of private equity. now california state treasurer bill lockyer has asked the states' two largest pension funds, the teacher's pension fund and the california public employees retirement system which is the biggest pension fund in the entire country he's asked them to purge their portfolios of gun manufacturers if their products are illegal in california. for the latest on the story i'm so pleased to be able to welcome inside "the war room," california state treasurer bill lockyer joining us by telephone from hayward california.